Minamino ‘struggling’ at Liverpool and Klopp annoyed with his team-mates

Liverpool new boy Takumi Minamino is struggling to come to terms with the cultural differences of the Premier League, according to reports.

The Japanese international forward was signed in the January transfer window, and has featured just a handful of times for the Reds this season.

He has struggled to hit the ground running in the matches he has featured in, and has found regular game time hard to come by, with Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino all ahead of him in the pecking order at Anfield.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is known to employ a strict regime at the club's Melwood training base, and is insistent his high standards are met.

Klopp expects his players to hold their own physically, and according to The Athletic, Minamino is struggling to get to grips with the German's way of doing things.

The Reds boss has been very supportive of Minamino ever since he arrived in the UK.

Klopp shuffled the Liverpool changing room after he arrived, putting the Japan international in between Mane and Naby Keita – former Salzburg players who can also speak German.

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